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Top 5 hardcourt players of all time

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With his seventh hardcourt Slam title at the 2015 US Open, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has further established himself as the undisputed king of the concrete courts. His mind-boggling returns, ability to convert defense into attack, awe-inspiring flexibility and mental fortitude are some of the qualities that have catapulted the Serbian tennis genius to the top.With the US Open having come to an end, it is the perfect time to have a look at the hardcourt masters of all time. Who are the other players who have excelled and impressed tennis fans with their hardcourt prowess?Here are the top five hardcourt players of all time, according to their winning percentage on the surface:

#1 Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic 2015 US Open
Djokovic defeated Roger Federer at this year’s US Open

When it comes to hard courts, Djokovic is close to unbeatable, something that he has been proving time and again for the better part of the last five years. And his records validate that as well. 

By now, after 430 wins on the surface against just 85 losses, the Serbian has the best career match winning percentage of all players on hardcourts – 83.49%. Of Djokovic’s 55 career titles, 41 have been earned on hardcourts which includes seven Majors, 17 ATP Masters 1000 and four World Tour Finals trophies.

With five Major triumphs on the slower courts of the Australian Open and two on the faster courts of the US Open, Djokovic’s overall efficiency on this surface is vindicated further.

Considering Djokovic is currently at the peak of his career and fitness, he has a very high probability to add to his already staggering records. And that makes him an even more intimidating prospect for his opponents.

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